Manager - Teaching and Learning

Baltimore, MD, US
Jul 12, 2019
Manager - Teaching and Learning
Baltimore City Public Schools
200 E. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202

District Office - Position - Other

Job Number 8600000549
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The Manager - Teaching and Learning supports the day to day operations of the Office of Teaching and Learning, including the project management of cross functional bodies of work, and oversight of office and grant budgets. The Manager represents the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning in various settings and provides leadership and direction for special projects that have operational and organizational impact. The Manager provides direction and leadership within the district office, providing support to staff within the office of Teaching and Learning and serving as a liaison with other district departments to ensure a focus on high quality teaching and learning that aligns to the district's Blueprint for Success and the Board's strategic priorities. The manager provides direct support and supervision to at least one staff member.

Essential Functions
  • Assists the Executive Director and various directors with the development, dissemination, implementation, and evaluation of teaching and learning initiatives.
  • Uses current research to plan for and develop programs and strategies to improve student outcomes associated with current state and national standards, including the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards.
  • Uses data collected to strategically support the needs of teachers and school leaders in the district.
  • Develops and provides appropriate guidance for schools and school leaders on best practices in teaching and learning.
  • Supports the design and ongoing implementation of technical solutions to support the core functions of City Schools.
  • Provides district level leadership in the areas of K-12 scheduling and state reporting.
  • Supports the strategic budgeting process for district office and schools.
  • Provides reporting and data analysis support to staff across the Academics office.
  • Works collaboratively with a highly motivated team from multiple offices to advance teaching and learning in the district.
  • Reviews, provides feedback on, and finalizes presentations, memorandums, and other requests of the Board of School Commissioners.
  • Coordinates procurement for the Office of Teaching and Learning, including supplemental materials strategy and review, contract recommendations, and written requests of the Board.
  • Supports director and coordinator level staff with effective project management.
  • Prepares and maintains complex financial records using Excel or comparable software required.
  • Provides ongoing consultation and coaching support on behalf of the Executive Director to support office and district initiatives.
  • Serves as the liaison between the office of Teaching and Learning and relevant district partners, including but not limited to local philanthropic and non-profit organizations, City agencies, and community organizations.
  • Represents City Schools at various internal and external meetings and conferences.
  • Keeps abreast of best practices in teaching and learning.
  • Keeps abreast of current district, state, and federal policy and/or legislation as it relates to teaching and learning; provides relevant recommendations and/or feedback on policy updates.
  • Articulates and interprets the laws and regulations related to teaching and learning at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Collaborates with district office and school-based staff to ensure the effective implementation of teaching and learning initiatives.
  • Manages strategic hiring process for the Office of Teaching and Learning; supports the school-based hiring of key district managed positions.
  • Coordinates special programs and initiatives related to the district?s strategic priorities.
  • Provides support in the identification and preparation of federal, state, and private grant proposals to secure resources to support teaching and learning initiatives.
  • Manages multiple competitively awarded grants.
Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school board policies and the professional standards.

Maximum Salary 94500.00
Minimum Salary 84000.00
Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in education or related field from an accredited college or university. Master?s degree preferred.
  • Three years of K-12 experience in an urban setting, such as classroom teaching experience or district office experience.
  • Knowledge of current research and best practices in K-12 education.
  • Ability to work effectively in a high pressure, deadline regulated atmosphere.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in the use of technical computer applications including Microsoft Office, particularly PowerPoint and excel.
  • Ability to facilitate positive communication and coordination of program activities with teachers, administrators, and staff.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and make programmatic recommendations and/or decisions aligned to best practices and district priorities.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations and written work products.
  • Ability to provide specific feedback on work products of various content and purpose.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, high pressure atmosphere in which there are multiple short- and long-term tasks.
  • Ability to think strategically and manage programs and partnerships.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including staff and partners, community and business agencies; federal, state and local officials.
  • A commitment to educational equity.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to make persuasive presentations.

Full time or Part time Full time
Additional Details Qualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:

  • Resume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualifications. It is important that you include all experiences and education related to the position to which you are applying.
  • Two (2) official transcripts showing conferred degree; two (2) official transcripts from all other colleges attended
  • Three (3) professional references
  • Valid licensure/teaching certificate
  • A copy of Praxis test scores or other state teaching exams pertaining to your certification
  • Official verification of previous full - time teaching experience (if applicable)
Benefits -- This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link:

Baltimore City Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and encourages resumes from bi-lingual or multi-lingual candidates.

For information regarding this posting, please contact the Human Capital Office at 410-396-8885.
Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Manager, 200 E. North Avenue, Room 208, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-396-8542 (phone); 410-396-2955 (fax).

This position is not affiliated with any bargaining unit.

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